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Steering committee

The Committee is composed of faculty, staff and students, and serves as the primary working body for the strategic planning effort—exploring bold and diverse ideas and options for the College’s future, examining research and data, conducting analyses, and reviewing and shaping drafts of the strategic plan.

  • Suzie H. Pun, Washington Research Foundation Professor (Co-Chair)
  • Nate Sniadecki, Professor, Mechanical Engineering (Co-Chair)
  • Nancy Allbritton, Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering
  • Ras Bodik, Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Patty Buchanan, Assistant Teaching Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Debbie Carnes, Administrator, Chemical Engineering
  • Corie L. Cobb, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Anne Fitzmaurice Adams, Senior Director, Individual Giving, College of Engineering
  • Hawley Helmbrecht, Graduate Student, Chemical Engineering
  • Heather Hoeksema, Senior Director, External Relations & Chief Communications Officer
  • Jessica A. Kaminsky, Assistant Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Jennifer Koski, Associate Dean, Faculty & Academic Affairs, Foster School of Business
  • Shanai Lechtenberg, Director, Academic Advising & Student Engagement, College of Engineering
  • Sheldon Levias, Associate Director, Engineering Academic Center, College of Engineering
  • Arka Majumdar, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Amanda McCracken, Administrator, Collaboration Core, College of Engineering
  • Mehran Mesbahi, Professor, Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Sean Munson, Associate Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering
  • Elizabeth Nance, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Peter J. Pauzauskie, Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Daniel Pollack, Interim Chair, Statistics & incoming Divisional Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Tueng Shen, Professor, Ophthalmology
  • Jan Silva, Undergraduate Student, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • John Slattery, Vice Dean, Research & Graduate Education, School of Medicine
  • Aleesha Wiest, Assistant Director, Research Administration, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

To assist the College, we have retained AKA Strategy, a consulting firm that has extensive experience in strategic planning for institutions of higher education and has worked with numerous large public universities and colleges of engineering. Anthony Knerr, Managing Director; John Braunstein, Director; and Belinda S.Y. Li, Senior Consultant serve as the consulting team.